Thanks to Carla Christopher for posting this roundup of April’s local poetry events to her Facebook page:
TODAY: Reading and reception to welcome York’s new poet laureate, Christine Lincoln, 6 p.m. April 1, CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St., free
Friday: Writer’s Eye Poetry & Writing Competition Awards Reading, 6 p.m. April 4, YorkArts, 10 N. Beaver St., free
April 13: Second Sunday Writing Critique Group, 2 p.m., Windsor Commons, Giant Cafe, Red Lion, bring 6 copies of a poem, free
April 18: It’s NOT the King’s English: Poetry Showcase & All Genre Open Mic feat. Michael Czarnecki, Randolph Bridgeman & Melissa Carl, 7 p.m., King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St., by donation
April 19: Soulful Saturday: Spoken Word Showcase feat. Talaam Acey w/ 2013 Jawstruck & Capital City Slam Champion Dustin Nispel, 717 Music Awards Poet of the Year Sankofa the Poet, TruNDeed & Quiet Storm, 8 p.m., York Social Dance Studio, 324 W. Market St., $10/$5 for open mic’ers
April 25: Poetry at Parliament: Poetry feature, Lexi Spino, and open mic, 7:30 p.m., The Parliament, 116 E. King St., free
Most local poetry events are free or by donation, so head out and support your neighborhood poets in honor of National Poetry Month.